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Archaeological Principal Investigator in Chicago, IL at Cardno USA Inc

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Cardno is seeking an Archaeological Principal Investigator to work out of any of its Regional Offices. The Principal Investigator will be expected to grow our cultural resource services and to work with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, biologists, and ecologists on a variety of projects in the Midwest and the greater United States.

Responsibilities include managing complex projects, client relations, proposal writing, directing archaeological fieldwork and laboratory analysis, report preparation and coordinating with other Cardno staff to ensure the quality of data, fieldwork, and paperwork.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

> Master’s degree in Anthropology or closely related field
> Must meet Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards as an Archaeologist
> Minimum 2-5 year experience. 5+ years of professional experience preferred
> Strong knowledge and experience working with Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act; NEPA experience is a plus, as is FERC, DOD, FHWA, or USACE project experience
> Experience writing and producing technical reports for SHPO or other agency review
> Very comfortable using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Adobe Acrobat
Working knowledge of GIS
> Experience with a Trimble and associated software and submeter GPS
> Strong field supervisory skills and experience with both small and large crews
> Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas and/or subtropical climate, including walking, hiking, carrying loads up to 50 pounds, and digging
> Frequent out-of-town travel, potentially for extended periods of time
> Requires effective communication with clients and regulatory agencies

Desired Qualifications:

> Specialization in Midwest Archaeology
> Current Register of Professional Archaeologists certification
> Current listing on Midwest SHPO Professional Archaeologist rosters



• Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.


Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.


We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D



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